Zacua opens new plant in Pueblo; production of first Mexico-made EVs to begin next week

Zacua opens new plant in Pueblo; production of first Mexico-made EVs to begin next week

Mexico-headquartered company Zacua officially opened a new manufacturing plant in Puebla this week, and revealed that the production of the first Mexico-manufactured electric vehicles (EVs) will commence next week. The new 80-million-peso (US $4.3-million) plant opened by Zacua is located in the Puebla 2000 Industrial Park.

At the official opening ceremony of the plant, Zacua’s Chief Executive Jorge Martínez Ramos revealed that, in the first year of operation of the plant, the company will manufacture 100 M2 and M3 two-seater, zero-emission Zacua coupe models. Ramos also added that 35 direct jobs will initially be generated at the new plant.

Ramos also said that the first EVs produced at the new plant are scheduled to go on sale in May 2018; with the retail price of these EVs to be approximately 550,000 pesos (US $29,500).

Furthermore, according to the information shared by Ramos, the output at the new Zacua plant in Pueblo will likely witness a two-fold increase in its second year of production, when a four-seater model will be also be added by the company to its EV line-up. Zacua is finally targeting the production of 2,000 vehicles per year at the plant, for which an additional investment of 500-million-peso (US $26.8-million) will be required.

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